Background: Under the direct supervision of the Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan, the incumbent is responsible for the formulation and implementation of the security and military work in conformity with the directives of the Secretariat in Vienna, including project development, assessment and management, implementation of activities in support of OSCE Ministerial and Permanent Council decisions, identification of local stakeholders for OSCE events, representing OSCE at regional and national events.
The incumbent is responsible for the successful implementation of joint projects with the government and NGO partners, including project identification, development and management in consultation with the government, experts from Think Tanks and other international institutions. He/She provides advice, conducts research and prepares written analysis on security, military and law-enforcement issues, supervises the work of the Politico-Military Dimension and monitors the work of contracted partners for joint projects as required.
Tasks and Responsibilities: 1. Project development and implementation
The incumbent functions as the principal point of contact in the OSCE Project Co-ordinator’s Office in Uzbekistan for security, military and law-enforcement issues, is responsible for the implementation and co-ordination of ongoing projects and other project activities relating to security, military and law enforcement issues in the Office;
Establishes and maintains contacts with the relevant government officials and institutions; provides support to the government in the implementation of projects relating to border security, the strengthening of regional stability, transnational criminality, the fight against terrorism, extremism, drug-trafficking and other activities as determined;
Analyses and identifies urgent project requirements of the country not addressed by other agencies; formulates proposals for those strategic priorities in consultation with the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan;
Designs project proposals, contributes to fundraising efforts and implementation of projects approved; negotiates the initiation of project activities with potential project partners and donors;
Co-ordinates project implementation by identifying problems and proposing specific actions to be taken to expedite delivery of inputs; drafts comments on designated aspects of project progress and inputs to project monitoring; drafts project revisions, including adjustments to individual project budgets on the basis of changed work plans;
Facilitates technical support to the government from expert institutions in consultation with the government, the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan, the OSCE Secretariat and in co-ordination with international institutions/regional organizations, such as the World Bank, the EU, the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and others; Monitors ongoing project work and collaborates with national counterparts;
2. Reports on Security and Military issues
Based on a thorough evaluation and analysis of the respective sector, prepares ad hoc reports, overviews and analytical material for the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan, the Leadership of the organization, the Uzbek Government;
Prepares periodic reports to the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan, the OSCE Secretariat and the Uzbek Government on the progress of project implementation;
Provides input to the monthly activity report.
3. Representation functions
Represents the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan at specific local, national, regional conferences and events as required;
Attends local and international conferences – as speaker, if circumstances require - with representatives of Ministries, political parties, international agencies, academics and experts.
4. Advisory functions
Provides expert support to the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan and local partners as required.
5. Supervises the work and staff of the Security and Military Dimension
Plans and supervises the work of the Dimension;
Prepares correspondence, organizes official visits, conferences, workshops and meetings.
6. Carries out other related tasks as assigned.
- University degree in security or military studies, political science or international relations. Post-graduate degree an asset.
- At least eight years overall experience incorporating at least four years of relevant professional experience in a senior position, in either research, academic, government, international organization or private sector institution dealing with security and military issues.”
- Experience in supervising joint international and national (government and/or NGO) projects.
- Experience in consulting and negotiating with high-ranking government representatives. Contacts and credibility within government circles, academia and international partner institutions highly desirable.
- Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of team, with people of different cultural and religious background, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity. - Computer competence and knowledge of modern office equipment.
- Professional fluency in English, Russian and Uzbek languages.
Appointment is normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale. At the discretion of the appointing authority a higher step may be approved up to a maximum of step 3 subject to specific conditions.
How to apply:
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE’s online application link found under by 7 February 2018. https://jobs.osce.org/
Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The position is open for the Uzbekistan citizens only. No consideration will be given to the late applications.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.
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